Radiation Protection and Environment

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54--61

Heavy metal contamination in water sources of Thaliparamba municipality, Kerala, India


TP Nafeesa Baby1, V Vineethkumar2, KP Shimod3, CV Vishnu4, Sarayu Jayadevan5 
1 Department of Physics, Sir Syed College, Kannur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Physics, Government College Kasaragod, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
3 Department of Geography, Kannur University, Payyanur Campus, Kannur, India
4 Department of Physics, Calicut University, Malappuram, Kerala, India
5 Department of Chemistry, Sir Syed College, Kannur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
T P Nafeesa Baby
Department of Physics, Sir Syed College, Thaliparamba, Kannur - 670 142, Kerala
India

The present study is an attempt to assess the heavy metal contamination in the water sources of Thaliparamaba Municipality, Kannur district, Kerala. The concentration of heavy metals, namely As, Cr, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Cd, Hg, and Pb in water samples was measured using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. The physicochemical parameters, namely pH, electrical conductivity, and salinity of the water samples were also measured. The results indicate that the concentration of most of the heavy metals in water samples collected from the study area is much higher than the permissible limits. The anthropogenic activities may influence the enhanced level of heavy metal concentration in the study area. The results of these systematic investigations are presented and discussed in detail in the manuscript.


How to cite this article:
Nafeesa Baby T P, Vineethkumar V, Shimod K P, Vishnu C V, Jayadevan S. Heavy metal contamination in water sources of Thaliparamba municipality, Kerala, India.Radiat Prot Environ 2022;45:54-61


How to cite this URL:
Nafeesa Baby T P, Vineethkumar V, Shimod K P, Vishnu C V, Jayadevan S. Heavy metal contamination in water sources of Thaliparamba municipality, Kerala, India. Radiat Prot Environ [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];45:54-61
Available from: https://www.rpe.org.in/article.asp?issn=0972-0464;year=2022;volume=45;issue=1;spage=54;epage=61;aulast=Nafeesa;type=0